Time to nominate a young leader

The door is open for those wanting to nominate a contender for the annual Hume Young Leaders Awards. The annual event, now in its third year, is hosted by Hume City Council’s Youth Engagement and Pathways Unit.

The awards aim is to recognise and celebrate those aged between 12-24 who are demonstrating exemplary leadership skills, promoting and inspiring engagement in community initiatives.

Nominations opened Monday 27 May and will close on Sunday 7 July 2024. The Hume Young Leaders Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 20 September 2024 at Town Hall Broadmeadows.

Winners will be presented with $500 and a certificate to recognise their leadership achievement. Finalists will also be offered the opportunity to attend a leadership workshop.

The categories for 2024 are:

  1. Young Advocacy Leader – Young person who strongly advocates for change on a particular issue and champions the lives of others
  2. Young Environmental Leader – Young person who demonstrates commitment to protecting the environment, advocates for sustainability and champions others to take action
  3. Young Gender Equity Leader – Young person who has shown commitment to advocating for gender equity and freedom from violence against women and gender diverse people
  4. Young Creative Leader – Young person who uses their art to support others, being a leader to help teach people in a creative sense or uses their voice to shine a light on issues in their communities. This can be art, dance, song, film or other forms of artistic expression
  5. Young Entrepreneurial Leader – Young person leading the way in developing innovative social and/or business solutions for the community
  6. Young Sports Leader – Young person who inspires others to participate in sport and/or has had a positive impact in sport by leading, coaching or participating
  7. Young Aboriginal Leader – A young person who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander who advocates for the lives of people in their communities and/or promotes Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander issues in the wider community
  8. Young Group of the Year – A group of young people that are supporting, advocating, and making a difference to the community. The Young Group of the Year may be active in one or more of the above category areas

This program is fully funded through the Victorian State Government, ‘Engage! Grant Program.’

Last year’s winners

Young leader winners 2023. with councillors Jarrod Bell and Naim Kurt. Photo / supplied.
Young leader winners 2023 with councillors Karen Sherry (back-right), front Jarrod Bell (left) and Naim Kurt (right). Photo / supplied.